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NB Power crews have been making some progress and the number of outages has been declining steadily. (iStock)

Some households in rural New Brunswick won't have their electricity resorted until Saturday evening, according to the province's power utility. 

Crews were spread out across the Maritimes during the day after high winds and rains swept through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia overnight.

In New Brunswick, there were scattered outages in Woodstock, Sussex, Rothesay, Grand Falls and Fredericton, but the bulk of the outages were in Moncton.

At one point more than 1,200 people were without electricity, some since Friday afternoon.

NB Power crews have been making some progress and the number of outages has been declining.

In Nova Scotia, more than 500 customers spent the morning without power, but electricity was restored before 2 p.m. AT.

There are no reports of any major outages on P.E.I.